WWU offers leadership conference for students
|1/31/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Calling all leaders and wanna-be leaders. William Woods University will conduct a leadership conference for WWU students Feb. 11.
Sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and the Center for Student Involvement, the conference will kick off at 11a.m. with a motivational speaker Dave Roberts, assistant dean of student affairs at Columbia College.
Lauren Greenwald, president of ODK, and Lacey Sweeten, adviser, are planning the events for the day.
"All of ODK discussed what we could do as members, how to make the organization grow, and how to help the campus by promoting leadership," Greenwald said.
Student organizations have been asked to send at least two members to the event.
Greenwald said, "Our hope is that by word-of-mouth, members will reach out to others who want to get involved."
Sweeten said the conference mainly targets, "younger students who would like the potential to be involved and want to be a leader."
However, Greenwald said students who are already involved as members of organizations would still benefit from the conference.
"If you're already a leader," Sweeten added, "the conference will remind you of importance, teach you skills and provide motivation and help leaders who may already be burned out."
Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive t-shirts, along with two LEAD points for the leadership conference. Roberts will speak first, followed by four break-out sessions on servant leadership, dealing with conflict, teambuilding and how to become a leader.
"There are amazing students on campus that may not be involved who may want to be that leader and want to take that next step," Greenwald said. "They may need encouragement and a push to take that opportunity. This conference is it."